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Train hits car; two sent to hospital

Original post made on Aug 10, 2013

A commuter train struck a car in Redwood City on Thursday evening, sending the car's two occupants to the hospital, Caltrain officials said.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Why was the car parked on the tracks? I guess the driver felt the train would go around it


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I agree with Steve. This incident happened 4 days ago. That is enough time for the media to write a story about what really happened instead of just reposting a brief press release.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Although it a relatively complex cluster of streets, the Main Street CalTrain crossing is immediately next to Sequoia Station. When stopped, the front of a NORTHBOUND train (as in this event) is just a few feet from the gates that guard the intersection.

It would be very difficult for a car NOT to know there is a train. It would have been just a few feet away.